Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

A quality education in the law, distinguished by rigour, depth and conceptual sophistication, ensuring your success in the legal profession.

This prestigious, honours-level program offers a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It develops outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument – skills which will be valuable in whatever career path you choose.

Undergraduate law students from other universities can study at the TC Beirne School of Law for credit towards their degrees at their home institutions. Further information is available here.

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Career outcomes

Many of our graduates enjoy employment in the legal profession and complete further training to work as barristers or solicitors, public prosecutors, community lawyers or government and military legal officers.

But don't let that limit you. A law degree also opens up opportunities such as:

  • diplomatic and intelligence service careers
  • State and Federal Government policy research
  • specialist negotiation and dispute resolution
  • policing
  • advising international NGOs such as the World Bank
  • PhD scholarships.

We support our students to start thinking about their career early. Once you have identified a career of interest, our award-winning Student Employability Team – judged by the Australian Financial Review as the best in Australia, will help you map out a plan to get there.

Program outline

Duration

Four years full-time (part-time equivalent available to domestic students)

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

Commencement

Semester 1 only

Entry requirements

Prerequisite of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English
OP 1/Rank 99/ATAR 99

Entry options

Commonwealth supported place (domestic)
Full-fee paying place (international)


Program requirements

You must complete courses worth 64 units (#) from the official LLB(Hons) (#64) course list comprising:

  • #42 of compulsory courses from Part A AND
  • #14 of elective courses from Part B AND
  • #8 of non-law electives from almost any undergraduate program in the University.

Visit the School’s compulsory and elective course list pages for current course offerings and profiles.

Recommended study plan

This sample study plan gives you an idea of the courses you will enrol in during your four year program.
 

Study plan

Fees

Programs fees are calculated on a per unit (#) basis. Note that you are permitted to take eight units of non-law elective courses in the LLB(Hons) (#64) which may be charged at a lower rate.

Commonwealth supported place (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported places are partially funded by the Government, which pays money directly to UQ. Students are required to pay a student contribution amount which varies depending on courses undertaken. If you are an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible for HECS-HELP, and will be entitled to a 10% discount if you choose to pay your student contribution amounts up front, rather than deferring this payment. If you are a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent non-humanitarian visa you are still considered to be a domestic student and can apply for a Commonwealth supported place, but you will not be eligible for HECS-HELP and must pay your student contribution amounts up front.

Click here for international student fee information.

International students

Review entry requirements, fee information, the application process and admission to legal practice abroad information for international students.

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Double your opportunities

Improve your employment prospects and broaden your skills and knowledge by studying two programs at the same time.

As the world around you changes, new and fascinating career opportunities are created every day, and job roles increasingly combine multiple disciplines. A dual program, also called a double degree, will equip you for this evolving job market.

Students undertaking a dual program are advised to follow the recommended study plan for their program. Dual program study plans can be found via myAdvisor.

 

Dual programs OP / Rank Full-time duration#
Arts / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Journalism / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Science / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Business Management / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Commerce / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Economics / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years

* OP Guarantee does not apply to these programs
# A part time equivalent is available to domestic students

Benefits of dual programs

Save time

Graduate with two Bachelor programs in as little as five-and-a-half years.

Broaden your skills

Enhance your career prospects with skills that can be applied across multiple professions.

Strike a balance

Why compromise when you can balance your studies and your sanity by pursuing both your career ambitions and your passion. 

Get an edge

As a dual program graduate you will have a competitive advantage with employers.